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Poster: ZephyrMontego Date: May 28, 2019 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is a bass a guitar?

Isn't "bass" just shorthand for "bass guitar?"

Weir might be in some sort of 1% club, but I'm sure there's plenty of nameless working musicians who worked gigs of all kinds for their entire lives who are well ahead of Weir.

And Lesh? Didn't he effectively earn the title of the laziest working musician in history for his output between 73 and 96? 60 to 80 gigs per year with the Dead and no side gigs? Garcia and Weir are thousands of gigs ahead of him.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: May 28, 2019 6:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is a bass a guitar?

Well hopefully Phil has atoned himself in your eyes by working until he's 80.

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Poster: ZephyrMontego Date: May 28, 2019 7:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is a bass a guitar?

No atonement needed. He's the greatest. But the issue at hand is quantity, not quality. Besides, imagine if he had been the lead singer for all his side gigs.... Posterity owes him a debt of gratitude for his forbearance.

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Poster: smgarcia Date: May 31, 2019 4:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is a bass a guitar?

He wouldn't have gotten far being the lead singer, because he's a terrible singer.